“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

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As a history buff, I love learning everything there is to know about history, whether it is going to a historic place, watching a movie, or reading a book. It is a great way to learn about what happened in our world through the eyes of someone who was there.

Screenshot 2016-02-10 at 7.33.56 PMI consider my next selection, “The Book Thief,” to be historical fiction. This book tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a young orphan sent to live with a German family during World War II. Throughout the book we watch Liesel grow up under the Nazi regime and learn about how she came to love books and become the “Book Thief.”

While very dark and grim at times, the book is also very enlightening about World War II and gives us a great understanding from the perspective of a German not being sent away for not being the perfect race.

The reader will fall in love with Liesel and her curiosity. You will feel happy for her as well as fell feel heartbroken during other moments.

The book, to me, was a rather quick read. It pulls the reader right in and you will not want to put the book down. The book will take you on an emotional journey, even though it can be an emotional one, at times.

I recommend this book to everyone. It’s great if you love history or books and it is great for teenagers and adults. Just be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. I also recommend seeing the film, but definitely read the book first. The film leaves a lot of information out.

Happy reading!

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Brittany Frizzell is an avid reader.  She enjoys escaping to faraway places and encountering supernatural beings. She also loves writing and spreading her love of reading to those around her. She hopes to eventually write the next great American novel.


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